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brinkley joins us now to talk about presidents and america's national parks. she the author of the new book, teddy roosevelt, wilderness warrior. doug brinkley, good morning. >> good morning to you, harry. >> why was roosevelt so determined to preserve some of america's great, last great places? >> well, as a kid he had asthma and he grew up in new york city and he found the nature secure -- >> he went to the adirondacks, later his mother and wife grew both died on valentine's day, he took a train ride to the badlands of north dakota and wrote a trilogy of books about the window earns there and decided that scenic wonders is what distinguished united states from europe. >> true, england has westminster abbey but we had yellowstone. >> they has the louvre, we had yellowstone. >> what did you talk about on the trip to west. >> there was a group of historians he had at the white house and i got to talk a little bit about my book on tr, the wilderness warrior and i went to the interior department and got to speak with secretary salazar, who is accompanying the president on to these national par
'll have a final word on american hero and the family that held america's attention for half a century. remembering ted kennedy on "face the nation." captioning sponsored by cbs "face the nation" with cbs news chief washington correspondent bob schieffer. and now from cbs news in washington, bob schieffer. captioning sponsored by cbs good morning again. joining us now first senator john mccain. senator, i understand that when vicki kennedy began calling people to speak at the wake on friday night that you were the first republican she called. i can understand why that was because you did have a very kind of special relationship with senator kennedy. you didn't always work together. a lot of the time you were on opposite sides but somehow you managed to keep this relationship going. how did you do that? >> i think it was probably because first of all we grew to respect each other. over time then have great affection for each other. you know, in this business& first you've got to establish respect. that respect sometimes was because of face-to-face discussions. sometimes for the record o
of different plans is what we want to preserve for america. >> schieffer: all right, so senator conrad, you have been one of those talking about the so-called co-op plan, and that would be you would have a cooperative that would provide this insurance to people instead of the public option, but i want to just go back. you say the public option just simply can't pass. you still believe that? you think the president should just drop that and get on to something else? >> i would say this. it is very clear that in the united states senate, the public option does not have the votes. if we have to get to 60 votes, you cannot get there with public option. that's why i was asked to come up with an alternative, and the alternative i came up with was this cooperative approach that, as senator grassley correctly describes is not government run or government controlled, it's controlled by its membership but it does provide not-for-profit competition to insurance companies, so it has appeal on both sides. it's the only proposal that has bipartisan support and if we're going to get 60 votes we're going t
-- the foundation -- >> more middle income america -- >> there is a lot that could happen overtime. but the priority right now, and it is never a good idea to absolutely rule things, rule things out no matter what. but what the president has been completely clear on is that he is not going to pursue any of his priorities, not healthcare, not energy, nothing in ways that are primarily burdening middle class families. that is something that is not going to happen. all right. the recession. is it over? i mean, this cover of newsweek magazine, it says the recession is over. but there is a little asterisk that says good luck recovering the recovery. s the recession over, has it bottomed out, mr. summers? >> most forecasters are now looking at growth and output in the gdp over the second half of in year. they are looking for it because they see that inventories are way down and businesses have to build them up because they see some increase in car and housing, sales, because they mo that the recovery act is going to gain force. but they also recognize as we do, that it is going to take time before a gain
appropriation over five years. america is now paying 90 percent of the afghan army, nato contributed their $100 million when gates passed the hat to help pay for the afghan army, so i would urge our nato allies to submit more troops, more funding and i will be shocked if more troops are not needed. we must secure afghanistan and it is not secure now because we don't have enough troops. >> well, do you have any indication that our nato allies are going to say anything more than oh it is a great idea and we would be happy to continue holding your hand, but we are not going to help you much more so what do we do after that? >> well, we have to get it right. we urge our -- you know, the president has a lot of political capital for that in the world and he has come up with a new engagement extra strategy and hopefully they will reward the president by helping him. we have to do it, no matter what nato does, we have to make sure that afghanistan is secure for all of the reasons karl said. if afghanistan becomes a chaotic situation it affects pakistan so my message so my democratic colleagues is we ma
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